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What was the Conference purpose?

“To promote and accelerate the impact of women’s leadership as a positive force for change”

To provide a forum, where dynamic, trail-blazing women leaders can share their experiences and learnings to help overcome the challenges of our times within the communities in which we operate.

What were the benefits of attending?

Enhance your role as a leader

Bring current themes in women’s leadership to the forefront of your organisation

Further develop your leadership skills and advance your business acumen

Succeed as a strong role model for other women

Meet like-minded leaders from different sectors

Grow your network and make valuable contacts

Who attended?

Leaders and Aspiring Leaders

Company Directors and Partners

Key Department Heads

Business Owners

Senior Leads in HR and Talent Management

Diversity and Inclusion Specialists

Professors and Subject Experts

What were some of the objectives?

Develop skills to lead during challenging times

Learn how to overcome obstacles in career and life

Build deep inner confidence, strength and resilience

Practice assertive, positive leadership as a force for good

Increase networks with like-minded women

Keynote Speaker

Oonagh McPhillips

Secretary General for the Department of Justice for the Republic of Ireland.

Appointed in 2020, Oonagh is the first woman to hold this position. She is also a Member of Eisenhower Fellowships Global Network Council and a former member of the Legal Aid Board and Public Appointments Service Board, and the Civil Rights Committee, IACP.

Conference Organisers

Dr. Susan Baragwanath (Co-Chair)

Susan Baragwanath is an authority in Women’s Leadership. She has had extensive international experience in education and criminal justice and has mentored dozens of women from all walks of life. She has recently organized two international strategic programs for Women’s Leadership in London, chaired international search committees for outstanding women leaders, and is a Distinguished Eisenhower Fellow. In 2005, she received the highest academic award in the Humanities, Doctor of Letters, for education reform of school age mothers in New Zealand.

Cassandre Burgess (Co-Chair)

Cassandre Burgess is Head of Operations and Finance of MyPhy, She is also a public speaking coach and workshop facilitator. She regularly teaches classes including Project Management and Leadership for Bachelor and Master’s students. Originally from South Africa, she has extensive experience in the mining industry and in finance, having worked with key players in both sectors. With a passion for developing leadership in young people and empowering them to reach their potential, Cassandre is active in multiple associations and community groups in the Geneva region.

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